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Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science

Space Studies Board
National Research Council

DRAFT AGENDA (AS OF 8/27/2014)

September 3-4, 2014


Huntington Room Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive Irvine, California

Wednesday, September 3


Open Session

7:00 a.m. Meeting Room Opens
(Breakfast available in the Beckman Center Refectory)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Agenda Review Philip Christensen and Gregory Ferry

Joint Session with NAC/PSS (via videoconference)

8:45 a.m. Planetary Science Division Status Report James Green
NASA Headquarters

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Mars Exploration Program Update James Green
NASA Headquarters

11:00 a.m. Mars 2020 Status Report George Tahu and Mitchell Schulte
NASA Headquarters


11:30 Outer Planets Program Update Curt Niebur
NASA Headquarters

End of Joint Session with NAC/PSS

12:15 p.m. General Discussion Committee and Guests
(Lunch available in the Beckman Center Refectory, committee discussion will continue)

1:30 p.m. Juno Status Report Scott Bolton
Southwest Research Institute

2:30 p.m. Planetary Protection Issues Eugene Levy
Rice University

3:00 p.m. Break


Thursday, September 4

Open Session

7:00 a.m. Meeting Room Opens
(Breakfast available in the Beckman Center Refectory)

Joint Session with NAC/PSS (via videoconference)

8:00 a.m. Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Presentation Clive Neal
University of Notre Dame

8:30 a.m. Near-Earth Object Observation Program Lindley Johnson
NASA Headquarters

End of Joint Session with NAC/PSS

9:00 a.m. NASA Astrobiology Program Update Mary Voytek
NASA Headquarters

9:45 a.m. Break

Joint Session with NAC/PSS (via videoconference)

10:00 Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Presentation Lisa Pratt
Indiana University

10:30 OPAG Presentation Candice Hansen
Planetary Science Institute

11:00 Small Bodies Assessment Group Presentation Nancy Chabot
Applied Physics Laboratory

11:30 Venus Exploration Analysis Group Presentation Lori Glaze
Goddard Space Flight Center

End of Joint Session with NAC/PSS

12:00 p.m. Committee Discussion Committee and Guests
(Lunch available in the Beckman Center Refectory, committee discussion will continue)

1: 00 p.m. Mars 2020 Organic Contamination Study David Beaty
JPL

2:00 p.m. Thoughts on Astrobiology, the NAI and Virtual Institutes Simon P. Worden
NASA Ames Research Center

3:00 p.m. Break


NOTES

Note to Observers: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its activities. The committee will examine the information and material obtained during open sessions in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on discussions during this meeting will be doing so prematurely. Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the committee’s activities
 

Note to Presenters: If your presentation contains unpublished data, ITAR controlled and/or other sensitive information, please be aware that the open sessions at the meeting will be webcast and presentation materials given to the committee may be posted on a publicly accessible website. Please edit your presentations accordingly.
 

Beckman Center: Is located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, and is approximately 3 miles from Orange County/John Wayne Airport. See the following website for more information, including directions: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/beckman/
Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved for the committee’s use at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 866 554 4620, 949.759.0808, 949.759.0568(fax). Additional information, including directions can be found at the following website: http://www.islandhotel.com/. This hotel is located approximately 6 miles from John Wayne/Orange Country Airport and is about 4 miles from the Beckman Center.

Working Dinner: The committee will hold a working dinner at Café Beau Soleil, 953 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949-640-4402. The café is inside the Fashion Island shopping complex and is a short walking distance from the Island Hotel. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.cafebeausoleil.net/. All meeting participants can attend. The NRC can pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the NRC cannot pay for civil servants. Cost of the dinner is $50.00. Cheques payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.
Breakfast and Lunch: Available free of charge to all committee members and guests in the refectory at the Beckman Center. Those meeting participants who are ethically bound to pay for these meals can do so if they wish: Breakfast $12.00, Lunch $18.00. Cheques payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.

Call-in Numbers/Webcast Access: TBD

Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the Beckman Center and at the Ayres Hotel.
Airports: Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) is about 2 miles from both the Beckman Center. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 40 miles from the meeting site. Long Beach Airport (LGB) is about 26 miles distant.
Meetings in 2015: The committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday-Thursday, 31 March-2 April, at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20418. The date of the autumn 2015 meeting is TBD.
 

 


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